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Officials share safety tips after fire breaks out near Summit Ridge

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Courtesy: Santaquin fire

SANTAQUIN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Fire officials are sharing tips for fire prevention after a brush fire broke out near Summit Ridge.

The fire started when a “navigation-challenged” bird hit a powerline that ignited the dry grass below, according to officials.

Officials said the fire which broke out on Tuesday was contained to about 5 acres and no structures were threatened.

The fire was reportedly out within 25 minutes.

With fire season approaching, here are some tips on fire prevention from officials:

  • Remove dry fuels from around your home and property.
  • Make sure trailers chains don’t drag (you’d be surprised how many miles of fires that chains will spark along the freeway)
  • Make sure that campfires are cold before leaving the area. That might mean poptarts for breakfast on pack up day.

Officials, however, had no tips to prevent a bird from causing a fire. They said with humor, “That bird thing though?! We got nothin.”

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